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  1. JB, You are suggesting then we rent a car and tour. Here are our plans. We have already rented an air b & b in Nice so we will be going there first May 21 - 24 before river cruise as cruise starts in Avignon which is closer to Nice. Then river cruise Avignon to Lyon ending May 31. We have to fly back to Chicago on June 7. We are now trying to figure out where we should go after the river cruise for the 7 days we have available for touring. I am aware that the Cannes Film Festival and Grand Prix will be around that time since my cruise critic friends alerted me but we had already booked the river cruise. Looking forward to all your thoughts and advice. Phyllis
  2. Hi everyone, Thanks again for all the information. After our river cruise Avignon to Lyon - May 24 - May 31, we were going to go the Zurich (my son is living there but will be out of the country. So now we are game for visiting any of the countries near France. I am open to any suggestions - France, Switzerland, Italy. etc. So for those of you who have visited the area, where were your favorite places.. We enjoy sightseeing, shopping, eating and visiting small picturesque villages. Happy holidays to all.......
  3. Thanks. We have done that before when the staff would open the dividers.
  4. I have been on many cruises but what is a bowling alley balcony cabin?
  5. Good luck to you also. I haven't been on a Premier cruise for a couple of years and have heard things have changed regarding the promotions for premier players in the casino and not in a good way. I am a video poker player but also play tables if I am doing bad at the machines. Hope we can get a table to play.
  6. Yes, the Carnival Legend on January 25, 2020, out of Tampa is a Premier Cruise and we are booked on that cruise. Actually there are 14 cruisers in our group but only 4 are actually casino players. Looking forward to meeting everyone at the meet and greet.
  7. You are right as I meant Port Canaveral. We have rented a car in Tampa and will drive to Port Canaveral, hopefully.
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    My friend just booked a Gate 1 river cruise with a referrral code from cruise critic which ends today. Does anyone have this code? Phyllis
  9. Thank you to all of you who have replied to my post. I will definitely be buying travel insurance for my February 2 cruise out Orlando just in case we encounter fog and the ship does not dock in time for us to drive to Orlando. At least now I will be aware of that this problem could occur. Phyllis
  10. My husband and I booked the Carnival Legend for January 25, 2020 out of Tampa. We were offered money off on a Royal Caribbean cruise so decided to book a cruise from Port Canaveral on February 2, 2020, the day we arrive back in Tampa. We have never been on one of the large ships so wanted to try one and the price was right. Our thoughts were there would be no problem to drive from Tampa to Orlando and board the same day we get in from Legend cruise. Now I am reading on cruise critic that sometimes in January fog rolls in and ships cannot dock in Tampa. We are on medicare (young 70 but travel a lot) and I only buy year polices such as Geo Blue in case we have to ever be airlifted off a ship when we are out of the country to be sure I can get home. Should I be concerned about the fog in case we cannot make our other cruise in Port Canaveral and consider buying travel insurance. We also pay all trips with our Chase Sapphire Reserve card which has travel insurance. Has anyone had trouble docking in Tampa during January/February and how long were you delayed. Thanks for your help. Phyllis
  11. Thank you Hank for responding to my post. We are renting a car in Nice and will tour around that area for 3 days. We will drop off the car in Avignon and board our riverboat. When we are done with our riverboat cruise, we will take a train to Geneva Switzerland from Lyon and pick up a car at Ramada in downtown Switzerland. I will ask about the Swiss Vignette at the Europcar where we are renting a car as no one at any of the car rentals said a word about them. The car rental will be for one week driving between Geneva Switzerland and Lindau Germany. We will drop the car off at the Zurich airport. Any suggestions of where you think we should stop along the way would be greatly appreciated to make this easier. As trying to find the right car to rent for 4 adults and 4 pieces of checked luggage is taking a lot of time. phyllis
  12. We have now decided to definitely fly to Nice and are checking B & Bs. We need 3 beds and two bedrooms. Then on May 31 we will take the train from Lyon to Geneva. The drop off rate for a car in Zurich was around $500 so the train seems a better idea. Then pick up a car in Geneva on June 1 so we can take the drive that was recommended through Lausenne and Bern to Lindau or Zurich. So many choices. We can take the train to Lindau and back if we like instead of driving. Time for spreadsheets. Thanks for all the help but always looking for suggestions.
  13. The cruise is from Avignon - Lyon. I think we will fly to Nice and rent a B & B. Hopefully, it won't be completely crazy there May 21 - 24. Board river cruise May 24 - 31. Then follow one of your suggestions. So many options I really don't know which to do. I'll have to check a map for Switzerland. We want to tour Lindau and then fly home from Zurich.
  14. Thank you so much for this information and your positive thinking. We have decided to go to Nice May 31 when the cruise ends. Things will have quieted down there and hotel rooms will be at their normal price. Maybe we can get a hotel room at one of your recommendations. My son is living in Zurich so I thought we could go there for a few days and a few days to Lindau, Germany after Nice. Now it is whether we fly or take a train to Paris, stay a few days, and then a train to Zurich/Lindau. Retirement is great. Just don't want to exhaust ourselves. But, of course, now I want to see the places you mention so maybe we will go into Marseilles a few days before.
  15. Thank you for your response. I checked Hotel Suisse and La Perouse and both are booked for May 21-24. I checked Cannes film festival and Monaco Grand Prix and you are right they both are held around the time we will be going. Now Viking is booked Lyon to Avignon so if we want to go to Nice we will have to take a train from Lyon or rent a car and drive. I would think all the cities between Nice and Monaco will be packed so even though Nice is a lot father from Lyon than Avignon there isn’t much of a choice. Glad I hadn’t booked flight yet.
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